Romantic Candles to Set the Valentine’s Day Mood

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A romantic evening isn’t quite complete without some soft, sensual lighting. The gentle flame of a perfectly-scented candle can be the perfect finishing touch to your Valentine’s Day evening, but it all starts with choosing the right scent. Each scent can vary depending on your desired mood, but as long as love is in the air, you can’t go wrong. If you’re looking for some fragrance inspiration for this special day, these are some sure favorites.

Blackberry Rose Oud by Voluspa ($32)

For the perfect blend of sweet and sexy, this is the candle for you. This beautifully-packaged glass jar is perfect for Valentine’s Day, complete with a rose tint. The candle includes notes of blackberry, chypre, rose, and oud, giving you a sensational blend of sweet and sophisticated. The 18oz candle has an approximate burn time of 100 hours and is made from a proprietary coconut wax blend. With packaging as beautiful as this, save your flowers or other mementos from the special day in this jar for years to come.

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By the Fireplace by Maison Margiela ($62)

One of the best ways to end the night? Light a candle that perfect mimics your memory of getting cozy by the fire. By the Fireplace comes in sleek, matte white packaging, perfect for the minimalist couples. This candle creates a warm, comforting atmosphere through the use of pink pepper, orange flower petals, clove oil, chestnut accord, Gaïac wood oil, cade oil, vanilla accord, Peru balsam, and cashmeran. The scent offers 30 hours of burn time, and will surely flood your mind with warm memories.

Narguilé by Diptyque ($68)

Take your senses on a vacation abroad with this luxurious candle. Presented in the iconic Diptyque packaging, this spicy scent is sure to set the mood for Valentine’s Day. This candle offers sensuous notes such as honey, tobacco, various spices, and subtle fruity notes. The standard-sized candle burns approximately 60 hours. This warm, mature scent is perfect for the adventurous, daredevil couple.

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Love by Homesick ($30)

Nothing quite says “love” like a candle that literally says it on the label! You can’t go wrong with this perfectly-themed scent. Love includes notes of lemon, cassis, rose, peony, jasmine, and sandalwood, making it a sweet, romantic scent you can burn all day long. The candle is approximately 14oz and can burn for 60-80 hours.

Love by Bath & Body Works ($25)

Another love-titled candle, this aromatherapy classic is perfect from Valentine’s Day to year-round occasions. With notes of rose and vanilla, you can’t go wrong burning this to set the mood. Vanilla is one of the most sensuous scents on the market, making this scent a favorite of many for these special, romantic days.

No matter the scent you choose, Valentine’s Day is all about love and passion. Allow the scent of your choosing to enhance the moments and memories, making it a day you’ll never forget.

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